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Calgary Flames select Michael Dal Colle with fourth overall selection

by Jason Johnson / Calgary Flames

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The Calgary Flames announced today that with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, they have selected forward Michael Dal Colle from the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League.

Dal Colle, in his second season with Oshawa, was tied for fifth in the OHL with 95 points (39G, 56A) and a plus-eight rating in 67 games. His 56 assists tied for sixth in the league. He led his team in assists, points and power play goals with 16. Dal Colle added 20 points (8G, 12A) in 20 playoff games, tied for seventh in the OHL.

The 6-foot-2, 171-pound forward was ranked No. 5 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters for the 2014 Draft and was named to the OHL second All-Star Team.

In 2012-13, Dal Colle's OHL rookie campaign, he finished fifth in scoring for Oshawa with 48 points (15G, 33A) and was plus-19 with 18 penalty minutes in 63 games. Dal Colle scored two goals with three assists and was plus-three with six penalty minutes in nine OHL playoff games. He suited up for Canada Ontario in the 2013 U17 World Hockey Challenge and scored two goals with four assists in five games.

The Woodbridge, ON, native played for the gold medal-winning Team Canada U18 team in the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial team in August. In five games, he scored two goals with two assists and was minus-two with four penalty minutes.

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